Stafford/LBI Top Stories

May 13, 2021

STAFFORD - The Southern Softball squad were led by Megan Campanile who drove in three runs to lift the Lady Rams to a 4-2 victory over Toms River North. Southern's record stands at 10-0 and they are ranked No. 20 in New Jersey by NJ.com.  Ellia DiPietro went 2-for-3 and scored twice.  Elizabeth ...

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Since the late 1990’s, shoulder surgeries have risen by nearly 10 times.  The most common reason for surgery is shoulder impingement.  Impingement occurs when your rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and/or bursa are pinched or irritated.  Irritation occurs between the bones of your upper arm and shoulder ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — There are many things to consider when choosing a Realtor in today's market. A FULL time Realtor who is passionate about Real Estate is very important. This ensures they are on the job immediately should anything come up throughout the buying/selling process and readily ...

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JACKSON — Joey DeYoung tallied a game-best five goals in a 9-4 win over Jackson Memorial in Jackson Township. The contest was tied at 4 at halftime. Southern had 5 unanswered in the second half. Luke Bruther scored a goal while dishing out three assists for four points.  Jackson Memorial ...

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STAFFORD — Rylee Johnson scored six goals to lead Southern to a 17-3 victory over Pinelands on Senior Night on Tuesday. Sophia Cooney scored three goals.  Casey McBride and Kacey Kubarecz each chipped in with two goals.  Southern's record improves ot 7-2 on the ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – President Joe Biden announced a week ago his goals regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for the nation’s adult population. He projected that 70% of adults should have their first shots by July 4th – an independence day of another variety. Initial distribution problems frustrated ...

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NEW JERSEY — Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed ...

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LINCROFT — Ryan Howard recorded a hat trick with one assist for four points as Christian Brothers defeated Southern 12-4 in Lincroft on Monday. Blalock also had a hat trick and an assist in the win. Michael DeRosa contributed two goals and one assist. Christian Brothers (9-2) shot out to an ...

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STAFFORD - Southern defeated Lacey by a score of 221-247 in A South match today at the Ocean Acres Country Club. Southern's Mary Kate Reilly led all scorers with a round of 49. Southern's record improves to 8-0 on the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Senate Bill that would limit lawsuits arising from COVID-19 exposure or transmission against planned real estate developments received unanimous support from the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. It now moves to the Senate floor for a vote. Senate Bill 3584 is not the ...

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They outlasted COVID-19 but are shuttering amid rising costs and limited funds. Some expect this to be the start of more closings. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.

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STAFFORD, NJ — Stafford Superintendent of Schools George Chiadiac has issued directives for those who plan to protest before the district’s Board of Education meeting today. Protesters are expected to gather at 4:30 p.m. at the Stafford Township Performing Arts Center in support of Erin Pein, a ...

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Ocean County, NJ - New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) held their annual Advocacy Day event online May 6 in honor of National Travel & Tourism Week. Held via zoom, NJTIA continued this important tradition recognizing the impact tourism has as one of the leading industries within the ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ — During a recent visit to the Bordentown Creamery and Russ Ayres Hot Dogs, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) talked with TAPinto Bordentown over hot dogs and ice cream about the big issues tackling the state, the adversarial culture in the country and his views on the how to move ...

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STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Girls Track team took first place in Friday's Ocean County Relays Championship. The meet was held at Southern.  Barnegat came in eight with 25 points.   Overall Team Results     1) Southern Regional HS 93 2) Manchester Township HS ...

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STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Boys Track team under Coach Scott Baker took the overall championship for the 2021 Shore Track Coaches Association Ocean County Relay Championship.  The event was held on Friday, May 7 at Southern.  The following results are from Mile Split ...

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LBI REGION, NJ — The Members of the Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce will once again welcome summer with a night out for the family, as the traditional Get Acquainted party is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26. Fantasy Island Amusement Park is the host for a fun filled night in Beach Haven  with ...

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OCEAN COUNTY/BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ — Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) visited businesses in his district recently to lend support to them amid economic challenges suffered as a result of pandemic-related restrictions. Kim brought his wife and children when he stopped into Sweetwaters Coffee & ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote.  "We continue to work to see every school ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Ocean Ride Services runs 12 routes throughout the county for residents who have a difficult time finding transportation.  Information about the various bus runs can be found here. Seniors, as well as those with disabilities can also use Ocean Ride Services to ensure they have ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Amid the pandemic, nonprofits throughout Ocean County acted as a tremendous resource to local residents. Now, Ocean County officials want to give back to those who helped others in need. “We have hundreds of nonprofits in this county that really take on and get involved,” said ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Good news for Ocean County residents as COVID-19 infection rates dropped to the lowest vulnerability levels since last summer.  “In the last eight days, Ocean County has been under 100 new cases in seven of those days,” announced Commissioner Gerry P. Little at yesterday’s ...

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Editor's Note: We are taking the liberty of sharing a beautiful story in advance of Mother's Day that was written as a gift for a Little Egg mom's 90th birthday. Sadly, Faye Arizzi passed in 2019 — but it seems fitting to remember those who have impacted the lives of local residents. Writefully ...

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STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Girls Golf team defeated Central Regional on Wednesday 215-257.  The Rams remain undefeated with a 5-0 record. Mary Kate Reilly led Southern with a 48, Megan Caputo shot a 53 and Julia Joannides shot a 56 to lead Southern. 1. Mary Kate Reilly (Southern)48 2.

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STAFFORD - Yacono Laci struck out eight and walked three, allowing seven hits and two runs (one earned) in the circle to lead Southern to a 4-2 victory at home over Brick Memorial. Ella DiPietro went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored while Megan Campanile singled and drove in a run for ...

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STAFFORD — Changes are taking place in Stafford Township.  At the April 28 meeting, the Stafford Township Planning Board approved both Popeye's Chicken and Jiffy Lube to serve in the Township. Jiffy Lube will be constructed in the Stafford Park business plaza.  Popeye's Chicken will be ...

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STAFFORD - Southern's Girls Lacrosse squad lifted their season record to 5-2 after a 17-4 victory over Lacey at home on Tuesday. Emma Gallarro had a career-high three goals while Anna Malandro added a goal and an assist, her first varsity points. Rylee Johnson recorded four goals and four ...

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